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Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice with a fabulous view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Went there with a couple of friends and had booked two rooms in the manor hoiuse with sea view. Owner had made a mistake and we were double booked and were offered to stay in the annex apartment. We were quite disappointed but were offered a dinner at a famous restaurant instead-nothing to do about it. Lots of apologizes can't really make up for that difference that we met the last night when we had the sea view rooms! Fantastic view and very nice furnitured.
Breakfast not that glorious, but served by nice staff. Beach fantastic, and the stairs down to the beach were ok. And-we saw the dolphins! I expect that if we had got the two rooms from the beginning it would all had been a success!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed here just for one night in October, and regretted that it was just the one. It is in a beautiful location on the beach, and we were lucky to have a balcony overlooking the sea, and allowed us to have a great pre-breakfast walk along the beach. The rooms were lovely, breakfast very good, and if you love the sight/sound of the ocean, then this B&B is in a perfect spot. A word of warning, if you do go here, double check the directions as the ones we downloaded were incorrect.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, South Africa
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We took a last minute trip up to the Wilderness and on our 2nd night found this amazing gem hidden on the hill! Not only were we greeted with a warm smile, but we were also upgraded from a family room to the beautiful corner room with balcony, which provided a panoramic view of the ocean. The room had everything we could need and was nicely finished, along with a huge bath!

André, Mathilda and all of their staff were extremely friendly and gladly offered us (great) advice on activities & restaurants in the area. Well worth every cent and we look forward to a return trip someday soon :)

Room Tip: The corner room (between deck & pool) has stunning views & an gorgeous bathroom, and is also...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DamienZA
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Our stay exceeded our expectations. Not only the place is gorgeous and the rooms are suites, more like apartments with kitchens at a very decent price, Andre gave us two rooms for the price of one! We were 3 adults and a child, and Andre offered an extra suite to us, saying we will be more comfortable that way - and we were! The rooms are very clean, and the view to the sea and the stairs to the beach were extraordinarily beautiful! We spent hours walking on the beach. Andre also advised us on eating in town rather than in Knysna, and he was right! Thank you so much for being a wonderful host.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lovebeachandlakes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We booked at Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse for 6 nights in June 2013. Our experience of the Guest House was truly special and the service we received from André was excellent! Because of the length of our stay, we were moved to a large room with amazing sea views and a separate kitchen/living room which was very much appreciated. The bedroom and outside patio had amazing views over the beaches from high up on the dune. The location of this Guest House is probably one of the best in Wilderness!
The excellent location was followed up with clean and luxurious facilities that are well maintained. A notable aspect of this Guest House is the service and welcome received from hosts André and Mathilda. From moving us to a more comfortable room to providing braai facilities, wood and recommending activities and dining options André was very helpful. I highly recommend this Guest House.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Brak River, South Africa
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65 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

if you want a view from your room of probably one of the most beautiful coastlines, then this is the place to be. We were warmly greeted and the check in was a breeze. The room has decorated with taste and had a huge bath. Our room had a lovely balcony with two chairs and as mentioned you want to stay there forever to admire the view.

There is a boardwalk that leads down to the beach where you can stroll for kilometres.

There is a list of restaurants in the room with telephone numbers and the owners can give you advice on them.

Room Tip: The corner suite next to the dining area is sunny and has a lovely view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tuscany987
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Mainz
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100 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Wonderful location right on the top of the dunes with breathtaking views from several rooms and from the terrace which everybody is allowed to use. We had a huge room, tastefully decorated, beautiful bathroom. Very nice hosts, good breakfast. Can absolutely recommend that place and definitely would return.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse
Address: Buxton Close, Wilderness 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on golden sand dunes, overlooking the unspoilt beaches of Wilderness, lies Dolphin Dunes - a charming beachfront guesthouse with luxurious and tasteful guest accommodation. Our casually elegant home is wonderfully comfortable. Relax on the sea facing sundeck and watch dolphins at play in the surf, take a stroll along the endless unspoilt beaches and forest, go canoeing on the lagoon. Come and enjoy the natural splendour of Wilderness - the Garden Route at its most captivating. Once you visit Dolphin Dunes, you'll find it very hard to leave¦ ... more   less 
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